Yay – Happy Wednesday!!!
Today we are playing (not eating – well, maybe a little ;) – just PLAYING!!!) with candy as part of the 5-day series: Candy Activities for Kids.
So many fun & alternative options for all that Halloween candy your kiddos are about to get!!!
Look at all these awesome bloggers that are part of this 5-day series…
Here’s the line-up (I’ll add the other links as they happen):
Monday – Painting
Tuesday – Sensory Play
Wednesday – Learning
Thursday – Art
Friday – Science
Today for “learning with candy”, I created these fun little flashcards (see “print here” icon below) to do our jellybean math with – because WHO DOESN’T like learning with candy!!!
After V finished a math problem she (& little T patiently waiting by the sidelines drooling over the jellybeans) got to pick a jellybean for completing the problem :) So indeed there was some element of eating candy involved – but hey – I’ll take 10 jellybeans eaten any day over a whole bag being engulfed. Plus – it involved counting, problem solving, and addition!! You gotta love preschool math – now I don’t think we can do jellybean math when it comes to high school – haha – but right now this is a super fun, engaging, AND YUMMY way to get some learning in (without them even knowing they are doing math!!!). Now, to me folks – that’s a fantastic way to learn!
So here’s how it works (it’s pretty self explanatory, but just in case :)
- Encourage your child to place the jellybeans in the circles to fill in the blanks to complete the problem. That’s it!
- You can optionally reward your child with a jellybean once the problem is completed as well.
- V had a difficult time with number one (I’m guessing because the one circle remains blank), but after that problem she flew through the rest.
- The AWESOME things about these cards is that you can print them out (see “print here” icon below), laminate them & then you have them ALL.THE.TIME! You can use them later with paperclips, or chocolate chips, or coins, or even have your child practice writing their numbers in the circles with a dry erase crayon! I love the multi-use aspect & I hope you get many uses out of these flashcards I’ve created too!
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